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Takaful practice in Nigeria: history, present and future

Aliyu Ardo, Abubakar and Saiti, Buerhan (2017) Takaful practice in Nigeria: history, present and future. European Journal of Islamic Finance (8). pp. 1-10. ISSN 2421-2172

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The development of a robust financial system is an important objective especially for a country like Nigeria, being a formidable force on the African continent. As the country aspires to become a major international financial centre in the continent by the year 2020, the development of Takaful as a major segment of Islamic finance remains paramount. Despite government’s effort and the huge potentials for such a unique service, the growth in Takaful operations is still at a nascent after over a decade of existence. Takaful ought to have recorded great success in Nigeria considering several positive factors, unfortunately, which has not been the case. Using a qualitative library research method, this paper provides an overview of Takaful with emphasis on its practice in Nigeria over the years. The paper also further explores the challenges hindering the development of Takaful in Nigeria especially on the legal aspect. Consequently, certain recommendations have been made to reverse the ugly trend. As a matter of urgency, the issues raised need to be addressed to facilitate accelerated development of Takaful operations and contribute towards achieving the much-needed revitalization of the Nigerian financial system

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7451/56823
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islamic Finance; Takaful; Conventional Insurance; Nigeria
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance > HG8011 Insurance
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Institute of Islamic Banking & Finance (IIiBF)
Date Deposited: 09 May 2017 11:44
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2017 09:29
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/56823

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